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Competing without eating

Spring Break is a time for most students to leave their assignments at their desk and head out to the nearest beach or festival, without a worry on their mind. From March 16 – 25, many students left campus and enjoyed their well-deserved break with friends or family. However, not all of the student body were able to enjoy the warm sand or get a tan at the beach. Those playing for a Spring sport here at Whittier College had to get their tan playing two to three times a day and practicing in the sun for two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half hours a day. 

Competing without eating

Beckwith putts her way to the top of tournament

Women’s Golf took a trip to Indio, Calif. for the Ogio Bulldog Classic on March 25 – 26. The team is ranked number 17 in Division Three (DIII) national polls, and five players on the team were ranked in the top 150 DIII nationwide, including fourth-year Kajal Vitha who ranked 13. The score of 324 – 325  between Monday and Tuesday putting them in seventh place overall, beating out Transylvania University, who placed eighth with 653 overall. 

Beckwith putts her way to the top of tournament

Men’s Water Polo dives into semi-finals

The 2018 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Men’s Water Polo Postseason Tournament is set to begin this Friday, Nov. 16 as the Whittier College Men’s Water Polo team will play host against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) in 2018 SCIAC Semi-Finals, with the winner going off to compete for the championship on Sunday, Nov. 18. 

Men’s Water Polo dives into semi-finals

Strike 3, baseball’s out! Major League Baseball sees declines in audience

America’s pastime will soon be left in the past, given the descending trend of the Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs. The final four bracket is now set with both league’s top teams, with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League, and the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in the American League, kicking off the League Championship Series on Oct. 12 – 13. This series is played to determine which teams will compete in the 2018 World Series starting on Oct. 23. …

Strike 3, baseball’s out! Major League Baseball sees declines in audience

Two fights one ticket, McGregor and Nurmagomedov battle in and out of the octgon

Last Saturday marked the biggest moment in Mixed Martial Arts history as Khabib Nurmagomedov took on Conor McGregor at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Excitement for the fight was unprecedented, as it was McGregor’s comeback of the sport’s most popular athlete. He stepped into the octagon for the first time in nearly two years. …

Two fights one ticket, McGregor and Nurmagomedov battle in and out of the octgon

The Shoes are bronze, but the victory is golden

“We are apart of history, it seems like we have broken a curse,” said third-year Cornerback Noah Humphrey. “Now we can start a legacy that should have been done a few years [ago], it’s been something that has been waiting all this long and now the beast is out.”

On Oct. 6, The Whittier College Football Team earned their first win in over three years, since the 2014-15 season, against Occidental College by a score of 28-13. …


The Shoes are bronze, but the victory is golden

Challenging the views of America: Nike Just Did It

Nike launched a campaign last week in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” slogan, which Colin Kaepernick is now the face of. The campaign ad consists of a photo and an accompanying two minute long commercial, each quoting the professional athlete pariah turned champion of racial justice: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” …

Challenging the views of America: Nike Just Did It

Getting oriented with first-years

Over the past few days roughly 600 students  — around 520 first-years and 70 transfer students — have traveled with their families to Whittier College to attend Orientation. Some came from the West Coast, from Oregon and Washington, while others traveled across the country from states as far away as New York. “We have a large group … coming from New York,” said Dean of Students Joel Pérez, “which is different. We don’t normally get a lot from New York.” In addition, the College will welcome international students from Spain, China, India, Canada, and the Netherlands.

Getting oriented with first-years

Making Leaps & Bounds in Track & Field

he Whittier College Track and Field season has gone from good to great with their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SCIAC) qualification. The Men’s Track and Field team competed in the SCIAC No. 3 meet last weekend at Occidental College, finishing 2–2. Many of the men podiumed, including third-year Miguel Redmond, who finished second in Pole Vault, first-year Garrett Silva, and who finished third in Pole Vault, and first-year Hakim Williams, first-year Michael Badillo, first-year Gabe Pridgen-Daniels, and second-year Ray Ray Roberson, who finished third for the Men’s 4x400meters…

Making Leaps & Bounds in Track & Field

Poets wedge their way into SCIAC tournament

As the Pro Golf Association (PGA) tour comes to a climax, Whittier College’s Women’s Golf Team is approaching the end of their own season. On April 7, Women's Golf tee’d off in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Number Two Tournament at Brookside Golf Course. This tournament showcased their season, as they finished fourth the first day and sixth the second day in SCIAC Number Two Tournament.  

Poets wedge their way into SCIAC tournament

SCIAC Champions Celebrate With A Trip To Spain

Spring break proved to be epic for the Whittier College Women’s Soccer Team. From Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 25, the team had the opportunity to venture abroad to Spain, where they explored the cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The Poets played a series of games while abroad, winning one and losing two...

SCIAC Champions Celebrate With A Trip To Spain

Purple and Gold Poet Classic for the win

From Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 26, the Whittier College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams competed in the Whittier College Annual Purple and Gold Poet Classic Tournament. Although some games were cut close, both Poet teams proved themselves champions as each gained a win against their opponents. 

Purple and Gold Poet Classic for the win

Kingsbury turns over the Whittier Softball throne

Head Softball Coach Dee Dee Kingsbury announced her resignation from the Whittier Athletic Department on Tuesday, Nov. 7, as she takes on a new role as a Student Academic Counselor at Cal State Fullerton. Continuing the Poet legacy, Trisha Senyo will take up the Whittier College Softball Team’s upcoming season...

Kingsbury turns over the Whittier Softball throne

Women’s Volleyball bumps themselves to the top

Through many hard-fought games, the Whittier College Women’s Volleyball team is set to leave for Southwestern (TX) to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III West Regionals...

Women’s Volleyball bumps themselves to the top

Poet Pride down in the Pits

Whittier College is home to several successful Division III (D3) athletic teams. Women’s Water Polo has two SCIAC Championships, Lacrosse dominates on the field, and Men’s Basketballdraws in more fans than any other sports team. Despite these successes, the College’s student body appears to believe that their sports teams don’t live up to a successful name. 

Poet Pride down in the Pits

Baseball Beat by Bruins; Hope to Bounce Back

The Whittier College Baseball team journeyed to Newberg, Oregon to take on the George Fox University Bruins in a two-day, three-game series from March 31 to Apr. 1. The Whittier College Baseball team journeyed to Newberg, Oregon to take on the George Fox University Bruins in a two-day, three-game series from March 31 to Apr. 1. The Poets were able to win one out of the three games played that weekend, which put the Poets’ season record at 7-20 overall, with a 3-9 record in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) play. 

Why athleticism over feminism?

Referred to by his fans as Bruno, Brazilian soccer star Bruno Fernandes de Souzawas that was once rumored to play for Brazil in the 2014 World Cup orchestrated a gruesome crime in an alleged effort to avoid paying child support....Bruno was recently released on a technicality earlier this year after serving only six years. 

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Sports Rituals: what sticks with Lacrosse?

Whether it’s the order in which gear is put on, the pattern of their warm-ups, or something as simple as their choice in stretches, every sports team has its own rituals.

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